Patricia “Pat” Peters
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:45am admin
Patricia "Pat" Peters, age 84, of Wall, S.D., died peacefully, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from natural causes, with family at her side at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Patricia Joan “Pat” Huebl was born March 15, 1933, in White Lake, the only child of Henry and Leone (Diesch) Huebl. She attended Sioux Falls College of Business earning her degree.
In 1953, Pat married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Duane Peters, following his service in the U.S. Army. They operated a farm outside of White Lake for 17 years.
In 1970, they began a new adventure in their lives, along with their five children, by purchasing and running the Best Western Plains Motel in Wall. This remains a family business to this day. The motel was Pat’s greatest love, after Duane and her children. She and Duane were married for nearly 40 years prior to his passing in 1993.
Pat was an expert seamstress, learning at a young age, making all her dresses and numerous outfits for her children and grandchildren. She and her husband were avid members of dance clubs in their younger years. She was physically active and enjoyed exercising every day. Pat loved playing bridge and enjoyed weekly games with her friends. Also, endless games of Yahtzee were played with family!
In addition to raising five children and a motel business, Pat was an involved member of St. Patrick’s Church in Wall. She participated in many church events. She enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and attending all their special events.
Her children and their families survive Pat, including Terry and Susie Peters, children, Talon Peters (fiancée Brittney Hammen), and Kelsey (Peters) and Kyle Barber; Doug and Anita Peters, children, Jennifer (Peters) and Kevin Sobolik, and great-grandchildren, Caleb and Maren, and Mathew Peters; Jackie (Peters) and Pat Heathershaw, children, Heidi (Heathershaw) and Shayne Porch, and great-grandchildren, Shaylee and Haylee, Kristy (Heathershaw) and Landon Stout, great-grandchildren, Brinley and Jax, Lex and Kendra Heathershaw, great-grandson, Owen; Jeff and Pam Peters, children, Keagan and Lexi; Nicole (Peters) and Mike Hall, children, Haden and Broden; her best friend of many years, Mabel Hammerstrom; and dear friend, Darla Wolf.
In addition to her husband, Duane, Pat was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy and her parents.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 15, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall.
Private family graveside services will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established to Philip Health Services, Inc., PO Box 790, Philip, SD 57567.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Wall.